Venturing Into Venice to the Newly Opened Café Gratitude

Posted on: 20th Jul 2012

Original article can be found here


Yesterday I hopped on my bike and ventured over to Rose Avenue in Venice Beach to check out one of its newest additions, Café Gratitude, an organic, vegan restaurant with locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Rose Avenue is fast becoming the “new” Abbot Kinney with shops and restaurants popping up seemingly every week.  I like this little stretch for its hidden gems such as Venice Beach Wines, a cozy and comfortable wine bar, and Cerveteca, who serves the best breakfast salad ever!  I also like it because it is the street that leads me to my beloved Whole Foods Market. Café Gratitude was packed yesterday afternoon and I grabbed a seat at the marble-topped counter.  I was offered a taste of the I Am Strong smoothie made with Protein Maca malt with bananas, hempseeds, chia, dates, vanilla and coconut milk. It was like dessert, so delicious!  I ordered the I AM HEALTHY juice made of Kale, celery, cucumber and lemon juice. I felt cleansed and well, healthy after drinking it.  The service was exceptional and the light and airy atmosphere a ten.  The gentlemen next to me actually dined (see full menu here) and said he went to the LA location before andremembered how good it was. I’ll definitely be back to “fully commit” to a full meal, this place is fabulous!